City seeking ideas for new Downtown Wayfinding System at March 16 event
The City of Burien announced that it is preparing a ‘Downtown Wayfinding System’ design, and they’re seeking public input at an event set for Thursday, March 16 at Merrill Gardens.
The event is open to the public, and runs from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
What is wayfinding and what does it provide?
Wayfinding signage guides people through a physical environment and enhances their understanding and experience of the place, guiding the user to specific destinations. It can be a network of signs that guides the user (vehicle, bicyclist, and/or pedestrian) to destinations such as municipal services, medical services, parking, parks and trails and other desired destinations. Wayfinding signage is intended as a visual communication system directing first-time visitors, but can also help provide a sense of place, adding an aesthetic look and feel to the district with the use of color, symbols, fonts and other visual cues.
“A downtown wayfinding system for Downtown Burien will not only help navigate visitors from place to place, but will support the identity of Downtown as a great place,” the city said. “The sign design will incorporate the City’s new brand.”
Here’s more info from the city:
- Creates a sense of place
- Enhances the visitor experience
- Helps visitors find their way
- Builds brand equity
- Tells stories
- Promotes various modes of transportation
- Has positive economic impact
“We want to hear from you! Drop in to learn about the project, share your ideas and provide input directly to the project consultant. Drop in and share ideas!”
WHEN: Thursday March 16, 2017, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Merrill Gardens at Burien, 15020 5th Ave SW, Burien (map below).
Call Chris Craig at 206-436-5579, or email [email protected].